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2nd Eu-PIC Meeting Istanbul
April 2-3

Acibadem University
Eu-PIC meeting: April 2, 13:00-18:00




Hotel bookings will be done through Evren Turan from Evronas events ( Evren Turan can be reached on email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



 Scientific program: see below.


Arrival information:

Directions from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) to Acıbadem University / Silence Istanbul Hotel

Option 1 - Taxi
You can take a taxi cab from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to either Acibadem University Campus or Silence Istanbul Hotel. The easiest and fastest way for travel is to take a cab. The cab fare should take around 50-60 Turkish Liras (approximately 20-25 EUR). Payments are made in cash and Turkish Liras. Please make sure that you get a cab from the official taxi line

Option 2 - Shuttle Bus to Kadikoy + Taxi You can take the shuttlebus from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Kadikoy (city center of the Asian side of Istanbul) and then get a taxi cab to reach Acibadem University or Silence Istanbul Hotel. This will take longer. Please check the link for shuttle schedule:

Directions from Ataturk Istanbul Airport (IST) to Acıbadem University / Silence Istanbul Hotel.

Option 1 - Taxi
You can take a taxi cab from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to either Acibadem University Campus or Silence Istanbul Hotel. The easiest and fastest way for travel is to take a cab. The cab fare should take around 80-90 Turkish Liras (approximately 30-35 EUR). Payments are made in cash and Turkish Liras. Please make sure that you get a cab from the official taxi

Shuttlebusses from Istanbul Ataturk Airport are available to Taksim (city center of the European side of Istanbul) however the taxi cab travel from Taksim to symposium venue will not be short. We recommend to take a direct cab from airport to the venue/hotel.

Symposium Venue:
Acibadem University
Kerem Aydinlar Campus
Address: Icerenkoy Mah. Kayisdagi Cad. No: 32, Atasehir, Istanbul
Tel: +90 216 500 4444+90 216 500 4444

Silence Istanbul Hotel
Address: Küçükbakkalköy Mah. Dudullu Yolu Cad. No:29, Atasehir, Istanbul
Tel: +90 444 9 440

Dinner on 2nd of April for Eu-PIC Members and invited faculty.
Since the arrival schedule of various Eu-PIC Members and invited faculty do not allow us to organize a dinner on 1st of April, the official dinner will take place on April 2nd. More information will be available on the dinner venue soon and details will be provided during the Eu-PIC Consortium Meeting.

Meeting Venue Information
The symposium and Eu-PIC Consortium Meeting venue is Acibadem University Conference Center, located in the Acibadem University Campus. The Campus building is at the entrance of the university and there will be directional signage to enter the conference facilities. The Eu-PIC Consortium Meeting will also take place in the same conference center.

Contact numbers:
Dr. Candan Hızel: +90 531 3444312+90 531 3444312
Mr. Evren Turan: +90 533 3658581+90 533 3658581



Final Scientific Programme

April 2nd 2015, Thursday
08:15-08:55 Registration
08:55-09:15 Welcome
Cengiz Yakıcıer, İstanbul, Türkiye
Tanıl Kocagöz, İstanbul, Türkiye
09:15-09:25 Opening Remarks 
Candan Hızel, İstabul, Türkiye
09:25-09:45 The European Pharmacogenetics Implemetation Consortium: Looking Forward to HORIZON2020 
Ron HN van Schaik, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
09:45-10:05 ESPT- The European Research Strategy for Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine 
Gerard Siest, Nancy, France
10:05-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-10:50 Keynote Lecture
Pharmacogenomics - Where does it Fit into Personalised Medicine 

Munir Pirmohamed, Liverpool, UK
10:50-11:10 Title Pending
Markus Paulmichl, Salzburg, Austria
11:10-11:30 Pharmacogenetics and Ethnicity in LatinoAmericans
Adrián Llerena, Badajoz, Spain
11:30-11:50 Challenges in the Implementation of an Alzheimer's Disease Personalized Medicine Strategy 
Howard Bergman, Montreal, Canada
11:50-12:10 A High-throughput Real-time PCR Approach to Pharmacogenomics Studies
Peter Jacobs, Brussels, Belgium 
12:10-12:30 Pharmacogenetıcs of Drug Induced Liver Injury
Ann Daly, Newcastle, UK
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-13:50 Pharmacogenetics: What Do Psychiatrists Need to Know
Kemal Arıkan, İstanbul, Türkiye
13:50-14:10 RNAi-based personalized therapeutic strategies: Are we there yet?
Şükrü Tüzmen, Famagusta, North-Cyprus
14:10-14:30 From a Clinical Point of View: Applications of Pharmacogenetics in Oncology
Haluk Onat, İstanbul, Türkiye
14:30-14:50 Evaluation of SNPs in Various Diseases and Drug Response
Mehmet Gündüz, Ankara, Türkiye
14:50-15:10 Bioinformatics for Personalized Medicine
Yeşim Aydın Son, Ankara, Türkiye

Student Presentations
Pharmacogenetic and Pharmacoepigenetic Factors for Irinotekan Drug Response in Colon Cancer Treatment
Duygu Abbasoğlu, Eskişehir, Türkiye
Importance of Multidrug Resistance Gene 1 (MDR 1) in Personalized Cancer Treatment
Arsalan Amirfallah, DVM 
Medical Doctors' and Students' Opinion on Euthanasia
Bekir Berker Artukoğlu, İstanbul, Türkiye

15:40-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:20 Pharmacogenetics of Warfarin: Lessons Learned in Türkiye
Oğuz Öztürk, Istanbul, Türkiye
16:20-16:40 Antioxidant Supplementation on Cancer Risk and Concurrent Use of Antioxidants during Cancer Therapy: An Update 
Tomris Özben, Antalya, Türkiye
16:40-17:00 Next Generation Multiplexing Analysis, A True Aid for Researchers That Face a Constantly Changing World
Ronald Vos, Ghent, Belgium
17:00-17:20 The Role of General Practice in Pharmacogenomics
Gillian Bartlett, Montréal, Canada
17:20-17:40 Cell Death-Based Pharmacodynamic Biomarkers for the Prediction of Response to Chemotherapy
Engin Ulukaya, Bursa, Türkiye
17:40-18:00 State of Pharmacogenetic Testing in Türkiye
Rıdvan Seçkin Özen, Istanbul, Türkiye
18:00-19:00 ESPT Closed Meeting


April 3rd 2015, Friday
09:00-09:20 Horizon Scanning: Genomic Medicine?
Maurizio Ferrari, Milan, Italy
09:20-09:40 Pharmacogenetic Studies of Ultra-Rapid CYP2C6 metabolizers in Southeast of Türkiye
Şükrü Aynacıoğlu, Gaziantep, Türkiye
09:40-10:00 Coffee Break
10:00-10:20 Commercialization of Pharmacogenomics / Precision Medicine
Fareed Kureshy, San Diego, Vista, USA
10:20-10:40 Pharmacogenomics Approach to 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU)-based Chemotherapy; A Personalized Cancer Management Experience in Dokuz Eylül University, Türkiye
Yasemin Baskın, İzmir, Türkiye
10:40-11:00 Drug-Drug Interactions in Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapeutics
Sophie Visvikis-Siest, Nancy, France
11:00-11:20 Pharmacovigilance and Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) Prediction
Semra Şardaş, Istanbul, Türkiye
11:20-11:40 Pharmacogenomics and Personalised Medicine of Antidiabetic drugs
Vangelis Manolopoulos, Alexandrouplois, Greece
11:40-12:00 Implementation of a clinical research pharmacogenomics program at an academic medical center; Lessons Learned in Italy
Maurizio Simmaco, Roma, Italy
12:00-12:20 Closing & Discussion


April 2-3, Istanbul
Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,

I would like also to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt thanks to each of you, speakers, Eu-PIC members, organizing committee, Scientific/Education committee, organizing secretariat and sponsors for valuable contribution and for agreeing to participate in International Symposium on ADVANCES IN PREDICTIVE & PERSONALIZED MEDICINE” at Acıbadem University in Istanbul. Your valuable contribution and enthusiastic participation made this program a reality. I really believe that your enthusiastic and encouraging participation in this program help accelerate clinical uptake and application of Predictive & Personalized Medicine into mainstream healthcare in this this post-genomics era.


Many thanks to Acıbadem University to have welcomed this program at sumptuous campus in Istanbul. Once again, I would also like to extend my sincere thanks to Prof. Ron HN van Schaik for his very precious and very painstaking help, for his constant encouragement to the state of the art this program. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future Türkiye.

My kindest personal regards to all of you, On behalf of the organizing committee


Candan HIZEL, PhD; Program Co-Chair

on van Schaik, PhD, Eu-PIC PI

(Link to: Pictures 1st Eu-PIC meeting Rotterdam....)